Rakower Law PLLC was recognized as having one of the best commercial litigation practices in New York from 2014 to 2017.

Super Lawyers

Michael C. Rakower was selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion in its list of the “Top 100” attorneys in the New York Metro region across all practice areas from 2015-2017, in the field of Business Litigation from 2013-2017 (New York Metro Edition), and as a "Rising Star" in 2011.


Melissa Yang was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in the field of Business Litigation from 2014 to 2017 as a “Rising Star” in the New York Metropolitan area.

Super Lawyers

Melissa Yang was one of 50 lawyers in New York State recognized by ALM’s New York Law Journal as a “Rising Star” in 2015.

New York Law Journal

Michael C. Rakower received the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award in 2017.

Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award 2017

Michael C. Rakower has received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award from 2013 - 2017.


Michael C. Rakower was included as a lifetime member of America's Top 100 Attorneys in New York City as of 2016.

America's Top 100 Attorneys

Michael C. Rakower was featured in Lawdragon's prestigious “Lawyer Limelight” column in 2014 as a lawyer with a unique combination of vision, passion and skill.


Michael C. Rakower was named among the nation’s “top eight” up-and-coming lawyers in 2007, according to Lawyers USA.

Lawyers USA

Michael C. Rakower is the recipient of the New York State Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2006.

New York State Bar Association


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